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Monday, 23 June 2014
Creative Guides... a little extra!
Two things in particular drove the design for this card. The first of those was the need to add more dimension to the stamped elements. It's not hard to achieve with this set of images if you cut/colour two of everything and layer them. By scoring down the corner line of the popcorn box it became easy to put a fold in that and I even pushed an embossing tool into the 'dimples' on the ice-cream cone. You'll notice the ice-cream and popcorn have a semi-gloss finish to them. This came from deliberately overheating some Frosted embossing powder rather than opting for the regular clear version.
I was desperate to see what the pop bottle would look like with Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Clearly for Art because it is so mould-able and hey presto, with a little Espresso alcohol ink added on the reverse it worked a treat! The frame was embossed using Shelly Hickox's faux tarnished metal technique and backed with an embossed panel and stencilled/brayered stains background.
If this card puts you in mind of the Art Deco period that's down to the second driver behind this design. Whilst my Grandad was the projectionist at one of the cinemas in Sunderland in the 1920's my Nana played the piano, a traditional accompaniment for the silent pictures of the time. I can only imagine the magic that surrounded a trip to the pictures back then with the glitz and glamour of these magnificent buildings providing a chance for escapism from the daily challenges of inter-war life.
There you have it for today, a trip back in time. I hope you have a lovely week with lots of creative time and do make sure you enter our latest challenge 'Wings & Things' to be in with a chance of appearing here yourselves.
Take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx